The top Presbyterian church official in Chicago has angered Jewish leaders in this city who say a meeting he and other Presbyterians had with Hizbullah last month was "unconscionable."
The Rev. Bob Reynolds, head of the Chicago Presbytery, said the meeting in southern Lebanon took place in early November and was part of a tour of the Middle East.
The White House has labeled Hizbullah a terrorist group.
The criticism comes a little more than a year after two employees of the national church were fired for planning an unauthorized meeting with the Lebanese group.